30 Best Cross-Platform Games

Discover the 30 best cross-platform games you can play with friends on any console or PC. Fun, adventure, and action for everyone, anywhere!

Best Cross-Platform Games
Mehran Khan By Mehran Khan - Author 32 Min Read

From exciting online battles and real-time strategies to a wide variety of simulations, our top cross-platform games have a title for every taste and for every company. Immerse yourself in a world where gaming platforms unite players rather than divide them: collaborate, compete, and have fun with gamers from all over the world.

What is the difference between cross-platform games and multi-platform games?

At first glance, it may seem that we are talking about the same thing here – about games that can be played on both the console and the computer. But in reality, there is a difference between multi-platform and cross-platform.

  • Multiplatform games are games that are developed and released on multiple platforms, such as PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, and others. Multiplatform does not imply interaction between platforms. For example, PC players cannot play alongside Xbox players.
  • Cross-platform games ( сrossplatform play or crossplay ) bring a key difference to this concept – they allow users of different platforms to meet in the same gaming session. This means that a PC gamer can play alongside someone from another platform. In our top, we analyze exactly this option.

Shooters and action games

Overwatch 2

Release date: October 4, 2022
Platforms: PC Games, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Team shooter #1 – both in many ratings and in our hearts. Compared to the first part, the second Overwatch has become a cross-platform game: PS5 and PC, as well as other platforms, are available to connect to the same gaming session. The battle format has changed to a more dynamic and strategically flexible 5v5: this means that each teammate takes on an even more significant role and the success of the entire team depends on each action. For those who like to explore the lore of Overwatch 2, there are story missions – you can take a break from competitive matches at any time and dive into story missions to learn more about the world of Overwatch and its characters.

Destiny 2

Release date: March 27, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Bungie

Cross-platform space opera in the first-person shooter genre. The first thing that will catch your eye after launching it is the incredibly beautiful and detailed graphics. Planets, moons, asteroid fields… every corner here is imbued with history and mysteries and is available for exploration. You can wander through dark lunar caves, explore lost cities on Mars, or even engage in battle with enemies aboard an abandoned spaceship. The atmosphere is so captivating that sometimes you forget about the main mission, getting carried away by studying the drawn world. Team raids add additional variety to the game. If you and your friends are playing on different devices, you will need to exchange nicknames on the Bungie network to play together.

7 Days to Die

Release date: December 13, 2013
Platforms: PC Games, MAC Games, Linux Games, PS4, Xbox One,
Developer: The Fun Pimps

“Seven Days to Die” mixes elements of shooter, strategy, sandbox, tower defense, survival – this is what makes the game good. Imagine a world where your only goal is to survive. But this is not so easy when you are surrounded by a crowd of zombies and resources are limited. You have to collect useful things, build a shelter, defend against attacks, and do research. The world in 7 Days to Die is randomly generated, and every seven days there is a “blood moon” when zombies become especially aggressive and attack your hideout.

Sea of Thieves

Release date: March 20, 2018
Platforms: PC, PS 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Rare

Load your guns and set your sails—Sea of ​​Thieves takes us straight to the golden age of piracy, where anyone can captain a ship and explore the vast seas in search of treasure and adventure. With a nautical theme, this is the only cross-platform game for Xbox and PC, allowing owners of different devices to have a common gaming session. So team up with friends to explore islands, solve mysteries, fight skeletons and, of course, fight other gamers for gold and glory.

Digital version of the Xbox Microsoft Studios Sea of ​​Thieves 2023 Edition (Türkiye)

Borderlands 3

Release date: September 13, 2019
Platforms: PC, MAC, PS4, Xbox One
Developer: Gearbox Software

What do you get when you take a shooter, an RPG, a comic book art, and some edge-of-the-seat party humor, put it all in a blender, and press the “mix” button? The result is the Borderlands series – probably the most vibrant, reckless, and fun shooter in the history of the gaming industry. With its endless arsenal of weapons, unique characters, and the ability to play with friends regardless of platform, Borderlands 3 is the perfect blend of action and humor. Since its 2021 update, Board 3 has supported cross-platform progression, making it one of the best cross-platform games out there.

Halo Infinite

Release date: November 15, 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: 343 Industries, Sperasoft Russia

Actually, Halo is a whole series of games, but Halo Infinite not only continues the epic saga of the adventures of the Master Chief but marks a number of changes. An open world is now available for exploration – this means that players get much more freedom in gameplay; The developers also added the possibility of cross-platform play between Xbox and PC  – a significant plus for users who love team interaction. Classic multiplayer is also available.

Survival games

Dead by Daylight

Release date: June 14, 2016
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
Developer: Behavior Interactive

Popular in its genre, asymmetric multiplayer with cross-game capabilities, where one player takes on the role of the Killer, and four others take on the roles of Survivors. The Killer’s goal is to catch and kill the Survivors. Survivors must use wits, cunning, and teamwork to escape the location without falling into the clutches of our psychopaths. Each map is like a new episode in a horror series where you are the main role: a dark forest, abandoned buildings, creaks, and rustles, falling fog, and only one path to freedom – all according to the canons of horror films. The variety of maniacs is especially pleasing: from classic images to famous killer characters from films and books – each of them with a set of unique skills and abilities.

No Man’s Sky

Release date: August 9, 2016
Platforms: PC, MAC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Hello Games

It’s a survival game, a sandbox, and a base building all at once: No Man’s Sky offers a literally endless universe to explore. Billions of planets, each unique, with its own flora, fauna, and landscapes. Do you want to become a space farmer? Please. Do you dream of being a space pirate? And it’s possible! Maybe you want to make your mark by exploring unknown worlds. This game gives you the freedom to be whoever you want and do whatever you want. Since its launch, it has received tons of updates that have added new modes, improved graphics, and expanded construction and exploration capabilities. The developers also provided cross-platform functionality: you can explore the universe together with friends or random teammates.

Among Us

Release date: June 15, 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Innersloth

This game became a real hit in 2020, blowing up the Internet and winning the hearts of millions of gamers. The premise is simple: you and the other crew members of a spaceship are struggling to keep its systems running. But here’s the catch – there are Impostors among you, whose goal is to sabotage your work and kill the rest one by one. Your task, if you are not a Traitor, is to identify the enemies and throw them overboard before they destroy the entire team. Carefully monitor the behavior of your comrades, note any suspicious actions, and when you gather for a meeting after discovering another dead body, then the real battle will begin. Arguments, accusations, lies, and attempts to convince others of your innocence – the outcome of each match is unpredictable!

ARK: Survival Evolved

Release date: August 29, 2017
Platforms: PC, Linux, MAC, Xbox One, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
Developer: Studio Wildcard

The world of ARK is a world where dinosaurs rule and players are just another link in the food chain. Look for food, water, shelter from cold and heat, escape from dinosaurs, or learn to tame them. The crafting system is your best friend here; Starting with rocks and sticks, you can end up with anything from tree houses to huge fortresses. Cross-platform play will give Xbox owners the opportunity to organize joint sessions with friends playing from personal computers and phones.


Genshin Impact

Release date: September 28, 2020
Platforms: PC, PS 4, PS 5, iOS, Android
Developer: miHoYo Limited

Of the free cross-platform games, it is one of the most popular. The key feature of Genshin Impact is its accessibility. Genshin is completely free, and although there are still in-game purchases, the developers have built the system so that you can level up without having to spend real money. “Genshin” is an incredibly beautiful, vibrant world, with well-developed NPCs with unconventional stories, an exciting plot, and a whole bunch of quests. In gameplay, you control not just one character, but a whole team of heroes, each of whom has a certain magical power – the right combination of abilities holds the key to winning fights.

Final Fantasy XIV

Release date: August 27, 2013
Platforms: PC, MAC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Square Enix Creative Business Unit III

The 14th Final Fantasy is one of the few MMOs on the list of cross-platform games that allow gamers on different platforms to not only play together but also fully interact with each other. Cross-platform play on PC and PS4, PS5, and even PS3 is supported. Although “Endgame” is already more than 10 years old, each update adds new chapters to this epic saga, making the game alive and real, and fueling the interest of fans around the world. Thanks to an active fan community, Eorzea – ​​the main gaming continent – continues to grow and develop, and with cross-platform support, you will never be alone in its vastness.

Albion Online

Release date: July 17, 2017
Platforms: PC, MAC, Linux, iOS, Android
Developer: Sandbox Interactive

If you prefer a medieval setting with chivalry and magic, try playing Albion Online. There are no traditional character classes – stats depend on your equipment. But otherwise, everything is the same as in a standard MMORPG: upgrade your stats, replenish your inventory, acquire skills, and join guilds. Guilds fight for control of territories and resources: thus, PvP can be small, local, or large-scale, for hundreds of players. It’s nice that Albion is one of the free-to-play games  – a free game, you can join it from your computer or phone. The game is not yet available to console owners, but who knows what the future holds for Albion Online?

War Thunder

Release date: November 1, 2012
Platforms: PC, MAC, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, Android
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment

There is hardly a person who has not heard about War Thunder. This is a real training ground for fans of military equipment and historical battles. Each type of equipment available in the game requires a special approach and skills, so you definitely won’t be bored. And most importantly, all this is based on real prototypes, so you can not only fight but also expand your knowledge of military history. What sets the game apart from other military MMOs is its commitment to realism. The physics of flight, the behavior of vehicles on the battlefield, the damage from weapons – all this has been worked out to the smallest detail. Each battle is not just shooting at enemies, but a real tactical puzzle where you need to take into account a lot of factors. War Thunder supports cross-platform play between PS4 and PC, PS5, Xbox consoles, and phones – so no matter what device you’re using, you can still play together with friends or random users.

Black Desert Online

Release date: October 12, 2015
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, iOS, Android
Developer: Pearl Abyss

BDO is a real gem in the genre, with cool graphics, a well-developed game world, and a lot of opportunities for development. Among the interesting things: are a combat system with the ability to create combos and a variable character editor, which allows you to bring the hero as close as possible to the visual image that you have in mind for him. Cross-play is only available for Xbox and PS4 users, but the list of cross-platform devices may be expanded in future updates.

Sports simulators

Forza Horizon 5

Release date: June 13, 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Playground Games

The racing simulator Forza Horizon 5 perfectly understands that together is more fun: the game supports cross-platform multiplayer between PC and Xbox console users. The game modes are pleasantly varied: from traditional asphalt racing to off-road and drifting, and the fleet of vehicles is simply huge. You will ride against the backdrop of the picturesque Mexican expanses – the developers have conveyed the beauty and cultural uniqueness of this country with amazing accuracy.

Football Manager 2022

Release date: November 8, 2021
Platforms: PC, MAC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Sports Interactive

With Football Manager 2022, you can live the life of a football manager and experience all the challenges and joys of the role. Here you control absolutely all aspects of the club’s work – from signing contracts with players and choosing tactics for matches to interacting with the press and developing a training program. Every decision you make will have consequences, so prepare for responsibility! You can fine-tune your team’s strategy, adapting it to each opponent. Choosing the right tactics and successfully applying them on the field can bring your team glory and you the status of a football genius.


Release date: September 30, 2022
Platforms: PC, PS 4, PS 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Developer: EA Canada

The coolest football gaming franchise – and with a cross-platform. FIFA has impressive graphics, improved ball physics, and more realistic player behavior on the field (even taking into account weather conditions). The line between real and virtual football is increasingly blurred. One of the biggest new additions to FIFA 23 is the expansion of women’s football. Now you have the opportunity to lead women’s club teams. This is a big step forward in the popularization of women’s football.

Rocket League

Release date: July 7, 2015
Platforms: PC, MAC, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Psyonix

Another football simulator? Not really. In Rocket League, it’s not people who score the ball into the goal, but cool jet-powered machines with special perks and skills boost for acceleration and incredible tricks in the air. The game requires gamers not only to have developed reflexes but also a good understanding of physics. You must learn to control your car both on the ground and in the air, activate upgrades in time, and take care of tactics and strategy. But not just football: different modes are available, from hockey to basketball, and all this with machine units.



Release date: November 18, 2011
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS3, PS4, PS5, PS VR, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Windows Phone, Android and others
Developer: Mojang Studios

A true cross-play phenomenon in the world of video games. Players explore an open world made of pixelated cubes, collect resources, build, fight mobs, and craft. In Minecraft, you can use cubes to create anything from the simplest tree shape to an exact copy of the Eiffel Tower. One of the key components to a game’s success is its community. The Internet is filled with guides, videos, and stories from gamers all over the world, where experts share instructions on how to build everything from a simple hut to complex mechanisms and replicas of works of art.


Release date: May 16, 2011
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Windows Phone, Android
Developer: Engine Software

Another cross-platform game with a huge amount of content was released only six months before Minecraft. You start out in a simple world with a few tools in your arsenal, but as you explore and fight monsters, your inventory will expand. From shovels and swords to magical staves and futuristic weapons, you can read hundreds of guides on the Internet on how to obtain or create this or that item. Here you will find hundreds of types of enemies, bosses that require special battle tactics, and a lot of unique items to create and collect. Each update brings something new, so you definitely won’t get bored.

Fighting games

Mortal Kombat 11

Release date: July 23, 2019
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5
Developer: NetherRealm Studios

With each new release in the series, Mortal Kombat continues to delight and surprise, and MK11 is now at the peak of the genre’s evolution. Here every blow, every move, and every fatality is brought to perfection. The graphics are the best in the series, the animations are smooth, and the visual effects are beyond praise. Among the characters you will find both good old friends and newcomers, each with their own unique fighting style and history. Thanks to cross-platform battles, the game brings together even more fans of the series, so if you are a thrill-seeker or want to test your reaction skills, choose MK 11.

Street Fighter V

Release date: February 16, 2016
Platforms: PC, Steam OS, PS4
Developer: Capcom R&D Division 2

The fifth part of the legendary series of fighting games, which has been showing high class in the world of virtual fights for decades. The game offers not only casual combat but also a story mode that will allow you to delve deeper into the history of the universe, as well as an impressive roster of fighters, from veterans like Ryu and Chun-Li to newcomers, each with their own unique style and set of moves. Gamers from different platforms can participate in community life and themed tournaments because the game supports cross-play.

Guilty Gear Strive

Release date: June 11, 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5
Developer: Arc System Works

An arcade fighting game with a decent anime stylization allows you to fight with friends and rivals, regardless of the platform – if everyone has the current version of the game, of course. The characters and stages are drawn with amazing attention to detail and such a love of style that Guilty Gear Strive feels like a living anime saga, with animations and special moves accompanied by guitar solos – a real rock concert in a game wrapper.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Release date: March 26, 2019
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment

Remember those guys in colorful suits from Fox Kids who saved the world while we were having breakfast and getting ready for school? Well, they’re back, and this time in the form of a whirlwind fighting game that skillfully combines the modern dynamics of virtual fighting without rules and nostalgia for the 90s. The game throws us into the world of “Power Rangers”, where not only familiar heroes from different seasons of the series are ready for battle, but also all the main series villains. The combat system here is straight out of a fan’s dream, with combos, special moves, and even the ability to summon words to help you for the most powerful attacks.

Battle Royale


Release date: July 25, 2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
Developer: Epic Games

The core of Fortnite is its battle royale mode, where 100 players fight to the last man standing in an ever-shrinking battle zone. “Fortnite” incorporates not only dynamic shooting but also construction elements: players can build walls, stairs, and fortifications.

One of the key features of Fortnite is its seasonal model. Each season brings with it a new theme, new items, skins, and maps – not to mention collaborations with major film franchises, music artists, and sports leagues, resulting in unique events and items constantly appearing in the game. The developers actively encourage independent content creation: the Creative mode allows you to make your own maps and share them. Thanks to constant updates, cross-platform functionality, and community support, Fortnite continues to remain at the top of the gaming Olympus, attracting more and more players.

Apex Legends

Release date: February 4, 2019
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends supports the classic battle royale mode, but there are also team battles with an emphasis on balanced work and the contribution of each teammate to the overall victory. Each character has unique abilities, and you’ll find a hero to your liking, be it a stealthy sniper, a nimble scout, or an assault tank. Choosing the right position, using the legends’ abilities at the right time and the ability to work as a team are the keys to victory. The maps in the game are also quite diverse – their hidden features and nuances require players to constantly be on their toes and change their battle tactics.

Fall Guys

Release date: August 4, 2020
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Mediatonic

The graphics in Fall Guys are simple, but that’s where its beauty lies. The cartoony, saccharine, rustic style suits this arcade platformer, where players stay in an arena, defeating each other in mini-games and quests. The characters are cute chubby creatures that look like jelly figures, jumping, galloping, bumping into each other, exploding – in general, having a lot of fun. The gaming session is designed for 40 people; within one arena you can expect a variety of tests: races, memory tests, and reaction speed competitions. Fall Guys is perfect for relaxing time with friends: although it does not involve teamwork in the classical sense, the possibility of cross-play makes it ideal for parties or just friendly meetings online.

Super Animal Royale

Release date: August 26, 2021
Platforms: PC, MAC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5
Developer: Modus Games

Don’t let the cutesy graphics fool you: in Super Animal Royale, cuteness and madness go hand in hand (or rather, hand in hand) as furry animals gather for a real battle of survival. The arena is a fictitious island where 64 anthropomorphic animals, from aggressive tigers to cute pandas, fight for the crown. By the way, there are a lot of customizations for the character: glasses, hats, coloring, themed costumes – in a word, express yourself to the fullest. The game offers both solo and team modes, allowing you to team up with friends or become rivals in the fight to become the last one standing. And don’t forget about cross-platform – both owners of consoles and those who play from a computer can play in the same match.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Release date: March 10, 2020|
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Developer: Infinity Ward, Raven Software

A realistic shooter in the battle royale genre with hundreds of weapon options – isn’t it a dream? The initial landing on the map assumes that you only have a pistol, and then everything depends only on you. As you level up and upgrade your character, more and more different modules will be available to you (magazines, sights, grips, etc. ), so you can assemble a kit that meets your desires. You can play in two, three, four-person, or solo mode. One hundred and fifty players are present in the match at the same time. It will be difficult for beginners to compete with cyber machines that have spent dozens of hours in the game, but it is worth it.

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Mehran Khan is a Software Engineer, tech enthusiast who also has a great passion in writing. During his 10+ years of career, he has covered news, features, and evergreen content on multiple platforms. Apart from keeping a close eye on emerging tech developments, he likes wasting time at the gym.